Police Officer

Job description

Instructions to applicants:

Due to COVID19 restrictions put in place by the local, state and federal government, Sul Ross State University is temporarily suspending posting of new positions and hiring to fill vacancies. We will continue to review the situation as it unfolds, to lift restrictions at the earliest possible time.

Job Title:

Police Officer




University of Public Safety

Posting Date:


Until Filled:





High school graduate or equivalent; must have met requirements of basic peace officer certification as required by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education; Good interpersonal skills and report writing ability; valid driver’s license with driving record acceptable to the University must be maintained as a condition of employment.


Thirty or more semester college hours; understanding of school-based environment; one to two years law enforcement related experience.

Primary Responsibilities:

Due to COVID19 restrictions put in place by the local, state and federal government, Sul Ross State University is temporarily suspending posting of new positions and hiring to fill vacancies. We will continue to review the situation as it unfolds to lift restrictions at the earliest possible time.

Shall patrol all University owned property; prevent criminal acts and civil disturbances; to arrest and/or refer to appropriate University officials those engaged in such activities; patrol assigned areas of the campus both on foot and in an automobile; advise, direct and give information to the general public; respond to and handle emergency calls involving a wide variety of situations; enforce State and Federal laws where applicable as well as published University Regulations; make arrests with and without warrants; conduct searches and seizures after establishing probable cause or obtaining proper warrants from a magistrate; investigate complaints from students, faculty, and staff and make preliminary investigations of crimes; conduct preliminary initial interrogation and interviews of victims, witnesses and suspects; make necessary reports and records in writing; initiate preliminary investigation of all criminal acts within the jurisdiction of the University; report all matters observed regarding safety and welfare of those on State property; safeguard property; collect, preserve, and maintain chains of custody of evidence; testify in courts; regulate and control traffic; investigate all traffic accidents, to include preparation of reports; enforce violations of moving and parking regulations and provide University services on a call basis; cooperate with other police units and agencies; operate and maintain departmental and personal equipment; perform miscellaneous duties and services as requested or assigned by superior officers.

Other Information:

This position may expect irregular working hours and days off; may be required to work during night hours, weekends, and rotating shifts; exposure to inclement and extreme weather conditions. Involves a degree of hazards and various other physical difficulties including stairs; steep inclines and livestock.

Texas Law requires a 60 day waiting period before new state employees are eligible to enroll in health insurance.

It is the policy of Sul Ross State University to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons in accordance with their individual, job related qualifications and without consideration of race, creed, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status and ancestry. Equal employment opportunities shall be afforded in all personnel actions or decisions including, but not necessarily limited to, recruitment, hiring, training, upgrading, promotion, demotion, termination and salary. Retaliation is prohibited against a person who opposes a discriminatory practice, files a charge, testifies, assists or participates in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

About SRSU:

Sul Ross State University, located in Alpine, Texas, is a member of the Texas State University System. It is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees, and has an enrollment of approximately 2,000 students on campus in Alpine.

At an elevation of 4,480 feet in the scenic Davis Mountains of West Texas, and on the periphery of the Chihuahuan Desert, Alpine enjoys mild winters and cool summers. Davis Mountain State Park, Fort Davis National Historic Site, Big Bend National Park and Guadalupe National Park are all within one to three hours’ driving distance from Alpine.

See http://www.sulross.edu




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Job No:
Posted: 6/10/2021
Application Due: 9/8/2021
Work Type: Full Time